*Designed in Association with: David M. Schwarz Architects, design architect and Artec Consultants Inc, acoustical and theatrical consultant.CSO Architects was commissioned by the City of Carmel and the Carmel Redevelopment Commission to serve as Architect of Record on The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. The firm worked with David M. Schwarz Architects and Artec Consultants Inc. to design the only true concert hall in the region. This cornerstone of the Carmel City Center includes a 1,600 seat world class concert hall designed to accommodate a myriad of music types. The Palladium is based upon the traditional ‘shoe box’ shape concert hall with high ceilings and massive, sound-reflecting walls. The four-fronted, symmetrical design of The Palladium, massed around the domed central space of the ‘single room’ concert hall was inspired by Andrea Palladio’s Villa Capra, Lat Rotonda (1566).